Published: Sun, April 30, 2017
Entertainment | By Alexander Flowers

The Big Bang Theory First Look: Zack's Back

The Big Bang Theory First Look: Zack's Back

The Big Bang Theory fans can rejoice: The seven-member core cast of the hit CBS comedy series will remain intact as co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have reached an agreement and are finalizing deals for new two-year contracts to return for the upcoming Seasons 11 and 12. The five of them will earn $900,000 per episode, taking a $100,000 pay cut from the $1 million they had been earning. As big of a jump as that is, though, it doesn't take an astrophysicist like Raj to calculate that they will still be making substantially less than their co-stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar.

According to sources with knowledge of the negotiations, the deal will pay Bialik and Rauch $500,000 per episode for 48 episodes. Bialik has earned four consecutive supporting comedy actress Emmy nominations for playing Amy Farrah Fowler, girlfriend of Parsons' Sheldon Cooper. Doing that would have placed the salaries of Rauch and Bialik in the range of $425,000-$500,000 per episode.

Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory is inching towards its finale and speculations are rife that both Leonard and Penny and Sheldon and Amy's relationships will be in trouble, thanks to people from their past.

Moreover, Bialik is not the only cast member who shared the same photo on social media. Parsons will also be the executive producer of Young Sheldon, and Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro are the creators of the new series.

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"Big Bang" is television's highest rated comedy. Bialik and Rauch, who both were introduced as guest stars in Season 3 and became regulars in Season 4, had been earning about $175,000-$200,000 an episode in their most recent deals.

Melissa Rauch's Bernadette is married to Howard and just had a baby daughter.

Panic over. Rest assured, Big Bang Theory lives on.

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